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Beverley Early Music Festival

The 2016 Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival ran from Friday 27 - Monday 30 May with guest artists including Florilegium celebrating their 25th anniversary with a programme of JS Bach's remarkable Brandenburg Concertos;  soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny in a gloriously 'mad' programme of Purcell, Handel and Carissimi; the Cardinalls' Musicke led by Andrew Carwood focusing on masterpieces written in honour of the Virgin Mary by Lassus, Byrd and Victoria and the Fitzwilliam String Quartet in a thoughtful and expressive programme of Beethoven quartets. Concerts took place in a variety of venues across Beverley, including the Minster and St Mary's Church, as well as St James' Church, Warter.  The weather was kind, the concerts well attended and the artists on excellent form - an all-round enjoyable experience! A highlight of the 2016 festival was 'The Age Old Story' presented by OAE Education at Beverley Grammar School.  To watch the film of the show, please click here

The 2017 Festival will run from Thursday 25th - Monday 29th May with guests including The Tallis Scholars, Carnival Band and Rose Consort of Viols. Full details will be available in the autumn. NCEM Patrons enjoy priority booking and reserved seats for all events - if you are interested in learning more, please click here

The 2016 Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival was supported by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council; Arts Council England, Yorkshire; Schroder's; Mayfield Valley Arts Trust; Creative Europe Culture; D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust; OAE Education and the National Centre for Early Music.

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